Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

To the President and members of the Council of the City of Philadelphia, pursuant to Sections 4-604 and 2-307 of the Home Rule Charter, I am today transmitting to the Council the recommendation of the City Planning Commission on the following bills: Bill Nos. 130817, 130818, and 130879; and

I am pleased to advise you that on January 20, 2014, I signed Bill No. 130723, which was passed by Council at its session on December 5, 2013, and that on December 18, 2013, January 8 and January 20, 2014, I signed all the bills that were passed by Council at its session on December 12, 2013; and

I am transmitting herewith for the introduction and consideration of your honorable body a resolution proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Department of Prisons, to transfer the functions of certain City agencies with respect to penal, reformatory and correctional institutions to a newly-created Department of Prisons and Board of Trustees of Philadelphia Prisons; and

An ordinance providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to transfer the functions of certain City agencies with respect to penal, reformatory and correctional institutions to a newly-created Department of Prisons and Board of Trustees of Philadelphia Prisons; and

An ordinance amending Title 2 of The Philadelphia Code to provide for the powers and duties of the Department of Prisons created under Section 3-100 of the Home Rule Charter; and further amending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code to provide for the salary of the Commissioner of Prisons; and

Also an ordinance amending Section 9-213 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Farmers' Markets," to remove the requirement that operators of farmers' markets obtain a license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections; and

An ordinance authorizing the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development to purchase approximately Two and Seven-Tenths acres of land situate at 5210 Lindbergh Boulevard; and

An ordinance authorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 307 by striking from the City Plan and vacating Croskey Street from its terminus north of Cherry Street to a point approximately five feet southwardly therefrom; and

An ordinance authorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 271 by striking from the City Plan and vacating an irregularly shaped portion of Laurel Street, from Canal Street to Delaware Avenue, all under certain terms and conditions.

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